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June 2017 Chatter from the Waimakariri District Council

Wednesday, May 31, 2017   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Community Groups, services

While the skies are lovely and clear, the overcoat seems to be getting more than its usual number of outings and it does feel like winter is somewhat early this year. Time to be thinking about keeping the house warm and finding ‘inside’ things to do on these longer evenings. This month’s edition is chock full of entertainment, recreation and volunteering initiatives to keep yourself busy – and of course there’s heaps of useful information about funding, professional development, community education and support of our residents.

The Community Team is working with a range of agencies, groups and new residents to develop strategies to support the volunteer sector. A current focus is raising awareness of the many and varied ways in which people can devote even a tiny amount of time to have fun, connect with others, while contributing to making our communities better even places to live in.
Look out for some good stories on our Waimakariri Community Facebook page over the coming weeks.

The Pegasus Community Centre has opened just in time for residents to be able to enjoy a nice, local indoor gathering space over the cooler months. Perfect for the many small group activities that this community is engaged in; and available for meeting or event bookings - details on page 11.

Community Energy Action’s focus this month is on promoting its curtain bank service as a means to help people keep the warmth in and the cold out.

If you want to get out and about, the Waimakariri Events guide on page 33 details a huge range of fun things to do; including everything from speedway to preserve making classes; from comedy theatre to multisport events. Great classes are available through the Hurunui-based Learning Exchange too if you feel like a wee trip up the road.

Hope you get the chance to rug up and enjoy all on offer in our wonderful District.

Tessa - Community Team Manager

Read the June 2017 edition of Chatter online [PDF].

Two late notices

  1. The monthly  Community Networking forum meeting is at the Oxford Town Hall on Tuesday 13th June (noon to 1pm).
  2. The AGM of the Cust Community Network Inc is on Wednesday 14th June at 7.30pm at the Cust School Multipurpose Hall (473 Early’s Road, Cust). The guest speaker is Kitty Waghorn from Waimakariri District Council Solid Waste Department. Kitty will be speaking on local recycling options and other waste management issues.

Chatter is a free monthly newsletter produced by the Council's Community Team. Chatter is written for the community and not-for-profit sector in the Waimakariri District. Its purpose is to support information sharing across the District and with other partners in government agencies.

Chatter is available either electronically or in hard copy.
Contact Madeleine Burdon if you would like to be on the email list to let you know when the latest Chatter is on the website (madeleine.burdon[at]

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